NIXON — The Tribe would like to invite the public to come out and experience Pyramid Lake and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and the 100th Year Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Celebration. The celebration begins at 10AM on May 4th and ends at 3PM.
There will a welcoming and blessing ceremony at the Sutcliff Marina at 10AM with the Tribal Chairman, and opening remarks by the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Regional Director, Ren Lohoefener. Other activities include birdwatching, boat tours, an Environmental Fair at the Sutcliffe Marina, several cultural activities at the Pyramid Lake Museum in Nixon, and a tour of the Marble Bluff Fish Facility, operated by the USFWS. Tribal food vendors will also be available for refreshments and food. Come enjoy the fun, and experience this unique lake and landscape, and most importantly, come celebrate 100 years of conservation!
For additional information about Pyramid Lake Bird Day, please visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 888.225.2668.
About Pyramid Lake and its People
Pyramid Lake is located about 35 miles Northeast of Reno, Nevada and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Pyramid Lake is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake. The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body. The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and is famous as a fishery for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Cui-ui, which are on the endangered species list. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is comprised of 476,728 acres. The Tribal memberships are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. Pyramid Lake was designated as one of the first National Scenic Byways in the country and was the first scenic byway entirely on an Indian reservation. Anaho Island has the 2nd largest American White Pelican breeding colony, and is an important wildlife refuge and conservation area. For more information about Pyramid Lake or its people please visit the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon or log on to www.pyramidlake.us.
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